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Heaven, and among the Inhabitants of the Earth, and none can stay his Hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

36 At the same Time my Reason returned unto me, and for the Glory of my Kingdom, mine Honour and Brightnefs returned unto me; and my Counsellors and my Lords sought unto me; and I was established in my Kingdom, and excellent Majesty was added unto me.

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of Heaven, all whofe Works are Truth, and his Ways Judgment, and thofe that walk in Pride, he is able to abase.

CHAP. V.

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Ver. iT»ELSHAZZAR D f the King made a great Feast to a thousand of his Lords, and drank Wine before the thousand.

2 Belshazzar, while he tasted the Wine, commanded to bring the golden and filver Vessels, which his Father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the Temple which was in Jerusalem, that the King and his Princes, his Wives and his Concubines might drink therein.

3 And the King and his Princes, his Wives and his Concubines drank in them.

4 And praised the Gods of Go)d, and Silver, of Brass, of Iron, of Wood, and of Stone.

5 In the same Hour came

'lf*i. »iii. 1 The Burden of BaBylon, which Isaiah the Son of Amoi did see.

« Howl ye, sot the Day of the Lord it at Hand; it shall come as a Destruction from the Almighty.

7 Thetefore shall all Hands be faint, and every Man's Heart shall melt.

t And they shall be afraid: stage and Sorrows shall take hold on them, they shall be in Pain as a Woman that travelleth: they shall be aMa7fd one at another, theii Faces shall be as Flames.

9 Behold, the Day of the Lord coroetb, cruel both with Wrath and fierce Anger, to lay the Land DesoLate; and he shall destroy the Sinners thereof out of it.

11 And I will punish the World for their Evil, and the Wicked sot their Iniquity; and 1 will cause the Arrogancy of the Proud to cease, and will lay low the Haughtiness ot the Terrible.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard Silver.

19 And Bastion the Glory of

forth forth the Fingers of a Man's Kingdoms, the Beaut* of the Chal

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6 Then the King's Coun- ^ tTw<tD B^, of the Desert

tenance was Changed, and his shall lie there, and their Houses shall

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were loofed, and his Knees 22 And the wild Beasts of the 1Smote one against another. 5andt fll»11 cry in theit desolate H°"

7 The King cried aloud LlS^tft to bring in the Astrologers: come and her Days shall not be ptoand the King spake and said ,on8ed *•

to the wise Men of Babylon, Whofoever shall Read this Writing, and shew the Interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with Scarlet, and have a Chain of Gold about his Neck, and shall be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

8 Then came in all the King's wise Men, but they could Not Read the Writing, nor make known to the King the Interpretation thereof.

9 Then was King Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his Countenance was changed in him, and his Lords were

ASTONIED.

* i o Now the Queen, by Reason of the Words of the King and his Lords, came into the Banquet House; and the Queen spake, and said, O King, live for ever: let not thy Thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy Countenance be changed.

11 There is a Man in thy Kingdom, in whom is the Spirit of the Holy Gods, and in the Days of thy Father, Light and Understanding, and Wisdom like the WisDom of the Gods, was found in him; whom the King Ne

* Set Jer. 1. li. Chap, -uihtrtin it fatly dtscrit'd tit taking »f Babylon by the Medes, and in Dtftlatttn.

Note, Tht above PrtditHtn •/ Isaiah -was mve than i»o Tun lustre tht Wallt and Petlacti vint twit ty Nebuchadnezzar.

Tht Plact whtrt thti jumftiuus Cty stud, it nnu vjithtHt Inhabitant, bring nlj tht tfttftult «/ wild and ventmtnt Blasts, ivhtriin tit many Prtfkttiti relating thereto bavt bttn atrtmflijh'd m tht trust minutt Circumstames.

Ctmfart xuith thtft Pnplieciii tht xlii. xvii. and xviii. <hapttri-tf Revelations xuhtrtm tht Mjfiitk Babylon ii dtfctlb'd, and tht Htfe and Fall tstht ^tniithristian Empirt.

buchadnezzar buchadnezzar thy Father the King, I say thy Father, made Master of the Magicians.

12 Forasmuch as an excellent Spirit, and Knowledge, Interpreting of Dreams, and shewing of hard Sentences, dissolving of Doubts were sound in the same Daniel: now Ut Daniel be called, and he will shew the Interpretation.

13 Then was Daniel brought in before the King, and the King spake, and said unto Daniel, art thou that DaNiel, which art of the Children of the Ciptivity of Judah?

14 I have heard of thee, that the Spirit of the Gods is in thee, and that Light, and Understanding, and excellent Wisdom is found in thee.

15 And now the wife Men have been brought in before me, that they should read this Writing, and make known unto me the Interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the Interpretation of the Thing.

16 Now if thou canst read the Writing, and make known the Interpretation thereof, thou shalt be cloathed with Scarlet, and have a Chain of Gold about thy Neck, and shalt be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

17 Then Daniel answered before the King, Let thy Gifts be to thy self, and give thy Rewards to another, yet I will read the Writing unto the King, and make known to him the Interpretation.

18 O thou King, the most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy Father a Kingdom, and Majesty, and Glory, and Honour.

19 And for the Majesty be gave him, all People, Nations, and Languages trembled, and seared before him: whom he Would, he Slew, and Whom he Would, he kept'alive, and whom he .would, he Set up, and whom he would, he Put down.

20 But when his Heart was lifted up, .and his Mind hardned in Pride, he was depofed from his Kingly Throne, and they took his Glory from him.

21 And he was driven from the Sons of Men, and his Heart was made like the Beasts, and his Dwelling was with the wild Asles: they sed him with Grasss like Oxen, and his Body was wet with the Dew of Heaven, till he knew that the Most High God ruled in the Kingdom of Men, and that he Appointeth over it whomsoever he Will.

22 And thou his Son, O Belshazzar, hast not Humbled thine Heart, though thou knewest all this:

$3 But hast lifted up thy self against the Lord of Heaven, and they have brought the Vessels of his House before thee, and thou and thy Lords, thy Wives and thy Concubines have drunk Wine in them, and thou hast praised the Gods of Silver and Gold, of Brass, Iron, Wood, and Stone, which fee not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose Hand thy Breath is, and whose are all thy Ways, hast thou not glorified.

24 Then was the part of the Hand sent from him, and this Writing was written.

25 And this is the Writing that was written, Mene MeNb, Tekel Upharsin.

26 This is the Interpretation of the Thing, Mene, God hath numbred thy Kingdom, and hath finished it.

27 Tekel, thou art weighed in the Balances, and art found wanting.

28 Peres, thy Kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with Scarlet, and put a Chain of Gold about his Neck, and made a Proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

30 In that Night was Belshazzar the King of the Chaldeans stain.

31 And Darius the Median took the Kingdom, being, about threescore and two Years old.

CHAP. VI.

1 Daniel is made chief of the Presidents. 4 They conspiring against him, obtain an idolatrous Decree. 1 o Daniel accused es the Breach thereof is cast into the Lions Den. 18 Daniel is saved: 24 His Adversaries devoured, 25 And God magnified by a Decree.

Fer. 1 T T pleased Darius to set over the Kingdom an hunJ. dred and twenty Princes.

2 And over these three Presidents, of whom Daniel was First, that the Princes might give Accounts unto them, and the King should have no Damage.

3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the Presidents and PrincfS, because an Excellent Spirit was in him; and the Kin^ thought to set him over the whole Realm.

4 Then the Presidents and Princes sought to find occasion against Daniel, concerning the Kingdom, but they could find none Occasion, nor Fault: forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any Error or Fault found in him.

5 Then said these Men, We shall not find any Occasion against this Daniel, except we find against him concern ing the Law of his God.

6 Then these Presidents and Princes assembled together to the King, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.

7 All the Presidents of the Kingdom, the Governors and the Princes, the Counsellors and the Captains have consulted together, to stablish a Royal Statute, and to make a firm Decree, that whosoever shall ask a Petition of any God of Man for thirty Days, save of thee, O King, he shall be cast into the Den of Lions.

8 Now, O King, establish the Decree, and sign the Writing that it be not changed, according to the Law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

9 Wherefore King Darius signed the Writing and the Decree.

io Now when Daniel Knew that the Writing was signed, he went into his House, and his Windows being open in his Chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his Knees Three Times a Day, and Prayed, and gave Thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

11 Then these Men assembled, and found Daniel praying, and making Supplication before his God.

I 2 Then they came near, and spoke before the King concerning the King's Decree, Hast thou not signed a Decree, that every Man that shall ask a Petition of any God or Man, within thirty Days, save of thee O King, shall be cast into the Den of Lions? The King answered and said, The Thing is true, according to the Law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

13 Then answered they, and said before the King, That Daniel which is of the Children of the Captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O King, nor the Decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his Petition three Times a Day.

14 Then the King, when he heard these Words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his Heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the Sun to deliver him.

15 Then

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